Yesterday, I wrote to you about my 10 favorite bedtime stories for children with autism. Today, I have chosen one of those stories, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, to focus on several fun ways to introduce the story to your child and work on a variety of skills using the book as your support.
1.Goodnightmoon storytelling basket
I love this idea from Inspiration Laboratories. Gather items related to the story in a basket and use them to help your child understand the story and have tactile support while listening to the story.
2.Goodnight Moon sensory bottle.
This adorable sensory project is from Pleasantest Thing. What child wouldn’t love this cute bear filled with item from the story?!
3.Goodnight Moon sensory bin.
This project is from Nurturing Learning. I love the idea of adding a sensory component to the story!
4.Goodnight Moon I spy bottle
This sweet I Spy bottle is from Mama Papa Bubba. Have fun with your child searching for items from the story in the I Spy bottle!
5.Goodnight Moon gross motor activities
What a wonderful idea to match gross motor activities with the story. These fabulous Goodnight Moon-themed gross motor activities are from 3 Dinosaurs.
6.Goodnight Moon sign language
I often use adapted sign language with non-verbal or barely verbal learners. Sign language is a wonderful tool for learners with autism because signs serve as visual prompts to say words. When properly taught, guided, and when prompts are appropriately faded out, signs are a strong tool for teaching verbal language. These signs are from Life Print.
Take out your copy of Goodnight Moon or get your copy here and try these projects today!
Let me know how you enjoy them! I love to hear from you!
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